kids & family
summer camp guide
Does your kid love sports? What about science or engineering? Maybe art? There are dozens of camps in the Triangle to match every kid’s interest.
AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL 721 Broad St., Durham 919-797-2871; americandancefestival.org American Dance Festival’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios hosts a variety of camps taught by expert faculty to expand students’ knowledge and understanding of dance. Ages 6-17 Dates Weekly in June and July. Visit website for details. Price Varies by camp. Visit website for details.
BALLET SCHOOL OF CHAPEL HILL 1603 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 919-942-1339; balletschoolofchapelhill.com Offers a variety of classes, dance camps and workshops in creative arts, ballet, modern, contemporary jazz, rhythm tap, hip-hop, musical theater and DanceAbilities, a workshop for children with special needs. Ages 3-17 Dates June 13-Aug. 13; frequency and times vary. Price Varies. Call or visit website.
ART ADVENTURES AT THE ACKLAND ART MUSEUM 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill 919-966-5736; ackland.org The sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided. Registration required, sign up online. Ages 6-9 Dates May 14, June 11, July 19, Aug. 13; two sessions at 10:30 a.m.-noon, 1-2:30 p.m. Price Free for museum members, $5 per session for nonmembers.
BARRISKILL DANCE THEATRE SCHOOL 3642 Shannon Rd., Durham 919-489-5100; barriskilldance.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Classes and dance camps/intensives in creative movement, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, conditioning, musical theater and more. Ages 3-18 Dates June 13-Aug. 12; half-day, 3/4-day and full-day camps available, as well as weekly classes. Price Call or visit website.
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BOUNCING BULLDOGS JUMP ROPE CAMP 101 S. White Oak Dr., Durham 919-493-7992; bouncingbulldogs.org Jump rope skills designed for beginners to advanced participants, some of whom are seven-time national champions and 12-time world champions. Ages 5-18 Dates Visit website. Price $45/day; $225/week CAROLINA TIGER RESCUE 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd., Pittsboro 919-542-4684, ext. 3006; carolinatigerrescue.org Learn in-depth information regarding the animals while getting to observe them and play games to learn about specific adaptations of the cats, complete art projects and make enriching toys for the animals. Campers watch the keepers feed and learn about vet procedures and what it takes to care for about 50 carnivores every day. Grades Third through 12th Dates June 20-24 and June 27-July 1 (rising 3rd-5th grade); July 11-15, 18-22 (rising middle schoolers); July 25-27 (rising 9th-12th grade) Price $300, elementary and middle school camps; $150 for high school camp; before and aftercare available for additional cost.